Monday, March 30, 2009

Jonah - Hebrew Comic and more...

I've been really busy with other stuff to post much lately, but this one is so good, that I thought I'd give it a quick mention. At animatedhebrew, they provide an outstanding implementation of the book of Jonah in comic book form accompanied by a host of language options. They state:

Every word of the Hebrew text is included in this Jonah comic in multiple scripts (square, cursive, paleo-Hebrew) and multiple forms (consonantal, pointed, cantillated). You can also listen to my slow, deliberate read of the Hebrew text, and pause or repeat at any time. At the bottom of the screen you'll find ancient and modern translations that you can compare with the Hebrew text (Aramaic, Syriac, Greek, Latin, German, French, and 3 English translations). This comic is a great way to learn or practice your biblical Hebrew. It will help you develop an “ear” for the language and wean your dependence on pointed texts. For an extra challenge, use the 'no text' option to try memorizing the whole book. :)
Have fun playing Breakout while the program loads, and then remember that NEXT is following the Hebrew to the left! I'd love to see more of this type of multilingual learning resources.
While you are at the site, check out the great collection of other Hebrew learning resources (including Abbot & Costello learn Hebrew).
[HT: Theological German]

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